Relaxing & Exfoliating DIY Strawberry Foot Scrub

Relaxing & Exfoliating Strawberry Foot Scrub

Flip flop season is right around corner (it may even already be here depending on where you live) and there’s nothing worse then slipping on a pair only to see that your feet aren’t ready for them.  (You know what I mean, dry and rough skin on your heels and toes that looks anything but good.)  So, why not get your feet flip flop ready with this easy to make do-it-yourself foot scrub?

This recipe requires only a couple of ingredients and is super easy to make and leaves your feet looking and feeling relaxed and healthy. The epsom salt works to soften skin and relax feet while the strawberries work to exfoliate and slough away dry and dead skin.  After this scrub….you’ll be flip flop ready!

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup epsom salts
  • 8 ripe strawberries
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil (or coconut oil)

What you do:

  • Cut the green tops off of the strawberries and cut them into halves or quarters and place them in a bowl.  Mash the strawberries using a fork until they form into a chunky pulp/paste.
  • If your epsom salts consists of a lot of bigger chunks, you’ll want to crush these up (this can be done by placing the salts in a ziploc bag and carefully crushing them on a hard surface using a hammer or rolling pin or any other crush-worthy object you have on hand.)  After crushing the salts (if needed) add them to the bowl with the mashed up strawberries.
  • Add the oil last and mix all until a chunky pulp/paste forms and all ingredients are mixed together.
  • The easiest place to apply this is over the tub or sink.  If applying elsewhere, I would suggest putting a towel down first to catch any drips.
  • Apply the mixture to your feet and gently massage into your skin for a few moments.  Let the mixture sit on your feet for a few minutes so that the mixture has a chance to “sink in” and soften skin and relax your feet.
  • Rinse the mixture with warm water and dry your feet.  Follow up with your favorite lotion.

Comments:

  • Make sure you clean up the area you applied the mixture in immediately after using it so you are not left with red marks from the strawberry juice.

 

 

 

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DIY Relaxing Milk & Peppermint Bath

DIY Relaxing Milk and Peppermint Bath

Now that the holidays are coming to a close why not take some time and treat yourself to a de-stressing bath with milk and peppermint!  This easy recipe requires only two ingredients and will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!

What You Need:

  • 2 cups dry powder milk
  • 4 bags peppermint tea (dry tea bags…not used)

What You Do:

  • Start by turning on the water in your bathtub and getting it to a temperature that you like.  Once you’ve got the perfect temperature, close the drain and start letting the tub fill with water.
  • Once the tub has reached about 1/2 of the way full, add the dry milk powder to the water and gently mix it around with your hands.  (You don’t have to go overboard trying to mix it because the pressure from the running water will help it to mix with the water as well.)
  • Once the water level is where you would like it to be, turn the water off and add your tea bags.  Let them steep in the water and milk mixture for a few moments and then go ahead and remove them from the tub.
  • Now you are ready to relax and soak!  After taking a bath in this mixture you should be left with skin that feels nourished and soft as well as feeling completely relaxed and refreshed.

Cinnamon Hand and Foot Soak

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This spicy soak will leave hands and feet feeling super soft!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl; mix well
  • Microwave the mixture for 20-30 seconds until warm (but not hot)
  • Soak hands and feet in the mixture for 10 minutes
  • Rinse with water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer

Cornmeal and Honey Hand and Foot Scrub

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Treat your feet and your hands to this nourishing hand and foot scrub!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply to wet hands and feet and gently massage into skin
  • Let sit for 5 minutes
  • Rinse with water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer

Exfoliating Lemon Foot Scrub

Lemon Foot Scrub

Treat your feet to this deliciously exfoliating lemony foot scrub!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon

Directions:

  • Blend oats in a blender or food processor until powdery
  • Transfer the blended oats into a bowl with the cornmeal and salt; mix well
  • Add the lemon to the mixture; mix well
  • Add a little bit of water to the mixture and stir until a paste forms (keep adding water until you get the mixture to a paste form)
  • Apply the mixture to feet and massage into skin
  • Rinse with water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer

Tropical Bubble Bath

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Escape to a tropical paradise while relaxing in your bath tub!

Ingredients:

  • 3 drops rose essential oil
  • 2 drops jasmine essential oil
  • 1 oz. liquid glycerin
  • 1 oz. coconut oil
  • 4 oz. bar (grated or flaked) castile soap (humectant)
  • 4 cups distilled water

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Transfer mixture to a container for storage
  • When ready to use, pour mixture under running water

Relaxing Lilac Bubble Bath

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Relax with a lilac scented bubble bath after a long day!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups distilled water
  • 4 oz. bar (grated or flaked) castile soap (humectant)
  • 3 oz. liquid glycerin
  • 6 drops lilac essential oil

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Transfer mixture to a container for storage
  • When ready to use, pour mixture under running water